One of the most amazing things about this painting is its expression of balance in which there is a fearsome wave offset by an abstract calm wave in the sky.
Wave art has also been a favorite subject for contemporary artists involved in surfer culture. These works of art range in styles although most of these artists tend to veer toward the abstract in an attempt to define the personal elation and bonded community involved in surfing. However, these paintings are full of depth and emotion that is as deep as the ocean it portrays.
Wave art has also been used by inspirational painters who seek to show man battling, and then winning, against impossible elements. Although these paintings are in the same category, it differs considerably from other wave art in that the wave isn't the main subject of the art, but the force acting against, or being conquered by, the subject.